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The day centre uniting the young and the old to tackle loneliness

A day care centre in Nottinghamshire is doing its best to improve the wellbeing of their elderly visitors with the help of young children.

Every week, children aged 3 to 5, from the local nursery visit Rushcliffe Day Service in Bingham to take part in fun activities.

Many of the elderly visitors suffer from dementia which can be a stressful and lonely experience.

The 'Together Project' involves a mixture of activities. Credit: ITV Central

The 'Together Project' involves a mixture of activities. The sessions usually last for an hour and involve singing, poetry and drawing.

Those working at the centre say they have seen a real improvement in the wellbeing of their elderly visitors but also in the children.

The sessions have helped to boost some of the quiet children's confidence and bring them out of their shell.

The aim of the project is to bring the community together and unite the young and old.